Post-doc Research Fellow (IRIS)

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
€39,522 - €46,906 per annum
04 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The UCD Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Education, and Innovation in Health Systems (IRIS), in the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems is seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Level 1) to work on the Health Service Executive funded project `Development of a national quality and patient safety competency framework'.

This 2-year programme of work will collaborate closely with partners in the Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) Directorate of the Health Service Executive to conduct literature reviews of existing approaches and frameworks used to build QPS competence to identify and collate QPS competencies and competency frameworks and associated pathways to support the development of capability and skill acquisition among healthcare staff and patient/public representatives.

The research will engage with, and collect data from, current quality and patient safety managers, leads and teams, and patient representatives, to establish the current landscape of QPS education and learning in Ireland. Employing a co-design/co-production approach, this research will draw on this collated evidence to design, develop and evaluate a process to support the development of a QPS competencies framework.

The Post-doctoral Research Fellow will work as part of the UCD/HSE team conducting this research programme, where the successful candidate will work under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator, Dr Aoife De Brun. The Research Fellow will work in collaboration with the HSE QPS Education team to align and integrate the learning and outputs from the research programme to support the development of a national QPS competency framework. The key responsibilities of the role will be leading the recruitment of participants, data collection and analysis, dissemination, and preparation of outputs. An important component of this role will be to develop and maintain relationships across the health service and partner organisations.

This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator. The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

In addition to the Principal Duties and Responsibilities listed below, the successful candidate will also carry out the following duties specific to this project:

  • Liaise with staff at all levels in the healthcare system to develop research proposals.
  • Maintain regular communication with all partners, stakeholders and funders associated with the project.
  • Develop detailed work plans and timelines for specific projects.
  • Lead data collection, management, and data analysis.
  • Draft progress reports for research funders throughout project lifecycles.
  • Identify additional funding opportunities and grant writing to secure additional funds
  • Draft publications and outputs for dissemination.
  • Advise PhD, M.Sc. students and other research staff and occasional teaching to Masters level students

Post Doc level 1 Salary Scale: €39,522 - €45,610 per annum

Post Doc level 2 Fixed Salary: € 46,906 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 11th August 2022

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: